Manicured lawns are for morons
Coneflower seed heads in the winter. One memorable year my gardens were neatly trimmed and raked in the fall before the snow fell. It's wonderful to enjoy the first warm spring days and last days of school working outdoors. The birds eat from the standing perennials all winter.
A flock of goldfinches eating from wildflower seed heads. Not mowing all your grass down to nubs is beneficial and frees up a ton of great summer hours.
A bird ate a section of this coneflower seed head. Lazy gardening equates to free bird food.
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